Gin meaning

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To trap in a gin.
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To win in gin rummy with no unmatched cards left in one's hand, thus gaining additional points.
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A strong, aromatic alcoholic liquor distilled from rye and other grains and flavored with juniper berries.
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A similar liquor differently flavored.

Sloe gin.

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(archaic) Alcoholic liquor generally.
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A snare, net, or trap, as for game or fish.
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A machine for hoisting heavy objects.
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To catch in a trap.
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To remove seeds from (cotton) with a gin.
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(scot.) If; whether.
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(slang) Used only in the phrase gin up,
  • To generate, devise, etc.
  • To stir up, stimulate, enliven, etc.
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A colourless non-aged alcoholic liquor made by distilling fermented grains such as barley, corn, oats or rye with juniper berries; the base for many cocktails.
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(uncountable) Gin rummy.
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(poker) Drawing the best card or combination of cards.

Johnny Chan held jack-nine, and hit gin when a queen-ten-eight board was dealt out.

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A snare or trap for game.
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A machine for raising or moving heavy objects, consisting of a tripod formed of poles united at the top, with a windlass, pulleys, ropes, etc.
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(mining) A hoisting drum, usually vertical; a whim.
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A windpump.
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An instrument of torture worked with screws.
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To remove the seeds from cotton with a cotton gin.
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To trap something in a gin.
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To invent (via Irish), see gin up.

The matter was a ginned up controversy.

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(archaic) To begin.
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(Australia, now considered offensive) An Aboriginal woman.
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A strong colorless alcoholic beverage made by distilling or redistilling rye or other grain spirits and adding juniper berries and sometimes other flavorings such as anise, caraway seeds, or angelica root.
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Any of several machines or devices, especially:
  • A machine for hoisting or moving heavy objects.
  • A pile driver.
  • A snare or trap for game.
  • A pump operated by a windmill.
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A cotton gin.
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To remove the seeds from (cotton) with a cotton gin.
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Gin rummy.
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(archaic) To begin.
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The definition of gin is a form of alcohol distilled from grain and flavored with juniper berries, or a card game that is a two-handed form of rummy, or a machine to remove seeds from cotton, or a specific type of special-purpose machine.

Alcohol flavored with juniper berries is an example of gin.

A two-handed form of rummy is an example of gin.

A machine that separates the cotton fiber from the cotton seeds is an example of a cotton gin.

A machine for lifting and moving heavy objects is an example of a gin.

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Origin of gin

  • Alteration of geneva from Dutch jenever from Middle Dutch geniver juniper from Old French geneivre from Vulgar Latin iiniperus from Latin iūniperus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old French short for engin skill engine

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Abbreviation of geneva or alternatively from Dutch genever (“juniper”) from the Old French genevre (French genièvre), from Latin iūniperus (“juniper”). Hence Gin rummy (first attested 1941).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English ginnen, from Old English ginnan (“to open", "to cut open”)

    From Wiktionary

  • From Dharug dyin, but having acquired a derogatory tone.

    From Wiktionary

  • Aphetism of Old French engin (“engine”).

    From Wiktionary